First Responder Training and Recruitment Grants

Program Application Deadline February 15, 2022

By proceeding with an application, you are certifying that you are an authorized agent of an eligible city, village, township, county, or fire authority.

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Program Description

The purpose of the grant program is to support efforts of local governments to expand recruitment, improve training, and provide additional professional development and support to first responders in local governments. 


All Michigan cities, villages, townships, counties, and/or fire authorities are eligible to apply. "First responder" means law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, and local unit of government corrections officer.


  • Application deadline February 15, 2022. 
  • A completed application with detailed information
  • The governmental unit must demonstrate how budgeted costs directly relate to recruitment or training of first responders
  • Priority will be given to projects that will be completed by September 30, 2022
  • Projects are funded on a reimbursement basis
  • $2 million will be designated for communities with a per capita property taxable value of less than $15,000 with the remaining funds awarded based on a review of applications and the determination of the effective use of and need for the grant funds.

Application Process and Resources

An application process will be used to solicit proposals for these grants. Applications must be complete and received via electronic submission as noted in the application by the February​ 15, 2022 deadline to be considered for funding. The application may include supporting documentation such as a program purpose and description, request for proposals for services, proposed service contracts, and a budget for services. The submission of an application does not guarantee a grant award.

Project Clarification

During the application review process, applicants may be contacted for clarification. The Michigan Department of Treasury reserves the right to award funds for an amount other than requested.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be selected for funding by the Michigan Department of Treasury based on program purpose, eligibility, and criteria.

Notification Process

Applications selected for a grant award will receive a Notification of Intent to Award from the Michigan Department of Treasury within 60 days of the grant deadline. However, additional time may be required depending on the number of applications received. Final Award letters will be sent to approved grantees once the Michigan Department of Treasury has received all the required Board Resolution(s), Board Meeting Minutes, or Inter-local Agreement(s).

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